Period
to 10 May 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Finance in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Finance over the 6 months to 10 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Financial
UK > England
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 4 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Finance 8,621 7,593 16,276
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 19.49% 16.31% 19.15%
As % of the General category 36.97% 32.56% 36.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,197 5,408 11,405
10th Percentile £344 £323 £325
25th Percentile £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £638 £625 £600
90th Percentile £713 £703 £688
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 82 154
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.98 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.09 £16.25 £15.33
Median hourly rate £22.11 £24.95 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -11.38% +24.75% -6.98%
75th Percentile £32.42 £47.44 £33.94
90th Percentile £57.85 £58.63 £46.17
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year -8.63% +23.13% -6.98%

Finance is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 23,320 23,321 44,399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 52.72% 50.09% 52.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,748 15,366 29,565
10th Percentile £300 £250 £288
25th Percentile £400 £375 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.15%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £581
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 928 952 1,275
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.36 £10.75
25th Percentile £14.49 £14.75 £13.67
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +12.82% +4.28% +1.08%
75th Percentile £41.81 £37.11 £38.75
90th Percentile £52.65 £51.25 £48.90
UK median hourly rate £22.48 £20.00 £18.56
% change year-on-year +12.38% +7.76% +4.27%

Finance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Finance as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Finance in England.

Daily rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 10 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Finance in England.

Hourly rate trend for Finance in England

Finance
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Finance in England over the 6 months to 10 May 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Finance in England

Finance
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Finance within the England region over the 6 months to 10 May 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 5,908 £550 +2.80% 1,292
South East +1 686 £475 -2.56% 302
North of England +4 635 £450 - 355
Midlands +2 416 £438 -2.78% 241
South West +2 367 £500 - 173
North West +5 324 £450 +2.86% 193
Yorkshire +4 288 £450 +2.86% 125
West Midlands +1 263 £450 - 154
East of England -5 150 £450 +5.88% 126
East Midlands +4 147 £425 -5.56% 86
North East -5 23 £388 -21.72% 37
Finance
UK

For the 6 months to 10 May 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Finance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Finance.

1 2,477 (28.73%) Agile Software Development
2 1,757 (20.38%) Social Skills
3 1,545 (17.92%) Banking
4 1,302 (15.10%) Azure
5 1,267 (14.70%) SQL
6 1,160 (13.46%) Java
7 1,119 (12.98%) Python
8 1,090 (12.64%) AWS
9 940 (10.90%) JavaScript
10 879 (10.20%) Project Management
11 846 (9.81%) DevOps
12 838 (9.72%) Change Management
13 835 (9.69%) Stakeholder Management
14 818 (9.49%) Business Intelligence
15 814 (9.44%) Microsoft
16 782 (9.07%) Migration
17 780 (9.05%) Front Office
18 777 (9.01%) Software Engineering
19 764 (8.86%) SAP
20 760 (8.82%) Analytics
21 740 (8.58%) Oracle
22 692 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
23 674 (7.82%) Kubernetes
24 655 (7.60%) Public Sector
24 655 (7.60%) Asset Management
25 641 (7.44%) Problem-Solving
26 635 (7.37%) React
27 628 (7.28%) Web Services
28 621 (7.20%) Docker
29 612 (7.10%) Degree

Finance
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 248 (2.88%) Confluence
2 193 (2.24%) Apache Spark
3 177 (2.05%) SharePoint
4 119 (1.38%) Apache
5 59 (0.68%) Red Hat Fuse
6 52 (0.60%) SAS
7 45 (0.52%) Mule
8 44 (0.51%) MS Exchange
9 40 (0.46%) IIS
9 40 (0.46%) Oracle Coherence
10 38 (0.44%) Tomcat
11 35 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
12 34 (0.39%) WebSphere
13 31 (0.36%) Skype for Business
14 27 (0.31%) CMS
15 25 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
16 24 (0.28%) JBoss
17 23 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
18 22 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 20 (0.23%) Jupyter
Applications
1 326 (3.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 228 (2.64%) Microsoft Office
3 146 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 117 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
5 105 (1.22%) MS Visio
6 45 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 22 (0.26%) Sketch
8 21 (0.24%) Chatbot
9 12 (0.14%) InVision
10 10 (0.12%) Photoshop
11 9 (0.10%) Figma
12 7 (0.081%) AutoCAD
12 7 (0.081%) InfoPath
13 6 (0.070%) Revit
14 4 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 4 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
14 4 (0.046%) UserZoom
15 3 (0.035%) Adobe XD
15 3 (0.035%) Marvel
15 3 (0.035%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 100 (1.16%) SAP S/4HANA
2 89 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
3 66 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
4 59 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
5 56 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
6 53 (0.61%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 52 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
8 50 (0.58%) SAP FI
9 49 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
10 47 (0.55%) NetSuite
10 47 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
11 42 (0.49%) SAP CO
11 42 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
12 38 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 33 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
14 29 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
15 28 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
16 24 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
17 21 (0.24%) Oracle FAH
18 20 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1,302 (15.10%) Azure
2 1,090 (12.64%) AWS
3 485 (5.63%) GCP
4 376 (4.36%) Serverless
5 305 (3.54%) Power Platform
6 297 (3.45%) Microsoft 365
7 244 (2.83%) AWS Lambda
8 233 (2.70%) Amazon S3
9 219 (2.54%) SaaS
10 177 (2.05%) Amazon SQS
11 170 (1.97%) Dynamics 365
12 163 (1.89%) AWS Step Functions
13 151 (1.75%) PaaS
14 130 (1.51%) IaaS
15 129 (1.50%) GitHub
16 92 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
17 67 (0.78%) OpenShift
18 66 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
19 59 (0.68%) Amazon EKS
20 55 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 182 (2.11%) Firewall
2 109 (1.26%) DNS
3 85 (0.99%) WAN
4 84 (0.97%) Network Security
5 81 (0.94%) TCP/IP
6 72 (0.84%) Internet
7 69 (0.80%) LAN
8 64 (0.74%) HTTP
9 56 (0.65%) VPN
10 43 (0.50%) Unified Communications
11 40 (0.46%) SAN
12 30 (0.35%) Skype
12 30 (0.35%) SSL
13 28 (0.32%) DHCP
14 27 (0.31%) NAS
14 27 (0.31%) Wireless
15 26 (0.30%) MPLS
16 25 (0.29%) BGP
16 25 (0.29%) FTP
16 25 (0.29%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 417 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 289 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
3 270 (3.13%) Power BI
4 258 (2.99%) Big Data
5 230 (2.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 211 (2.45%) Relational Database
7 188 (2.18%) Amazon RDS
8 165 (1.91%) NoSQL
9 149 (1.73%) Tableau
10 124 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 120 (1.39%) Hadoop
12 112 (1.30%) MongoDB
13 106 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
14 104 (1.21%) Data Lake
15 86 (1.00%) Oracle Database
16 64 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 63 (0.73%) RDBMS
18 62 (0.72%) Apache Hive
19 57 (0.66%) MySQL
20 52 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 487 (5.65%) JIRA
2 424 (4.92%) Git (software)
3 334 (3.87%) Jenkins
4 157 (1.82%) Maven
5 81 (0.94%) Bitbucket
6 75 (0.87%) Cucumber
7 66 (0.77%) GitLab
8 65 (0.75%) JUnit
8 65 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
9 59 (0.68%) TeamCity
10 51 (0.59%) Artifactory
11 50 (0.58%) Gradle
12 48 (0.56%) Selenium
13 45 (0.52%) Subversion
14 43 (0.50%) Mockito
15 40 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 39 (0.45%) Visual Studio
17 38 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
18 28 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
19 24 (0.28%) Hudson
General
1 1,757 (20.38%) Social Skills
2 1,545 (17.92%) Banking
3 780 (9.05%) Front Office
4 692 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
5 655 (7.60%) Public Sector
6 591 (6.86%) Marketing
7 534 (6.19%) Telecoms
8 470 (5.45%) Manufacturing
9 392 (4.55%) Electronics
10 371 (4.30%) Investment Banking
11 240 (2.78%) Legal
11 240 (2.78%) Presentation Skills
12 210 (2.44%) Retail
13 201 (2.33%) Financial Institution
14 169 (1.96%) Influencing Skills
15 101 (1.17%) Back Office
16 99 (1.15%) Organisational Skills
17 85 (0.99%) General Ledger
18 82 (0.95%) Law
19 81 (0.94%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,052 (23.80%) Developer
2 1,372 (15.91%) Analyst
3 805 (9.34%) Architect
4 777 (9.01%) Project Manager
5 682 (7.91%) Business Analyst
6 516 (5.99%) Consultant
7 489 (5.67%) Java Developer
8 405 (4.70%) React Developer
9 279 (3.24%) Senior Developer
10 230 (2.67%) Solutions Architect
11 221 (2.56%) AWS Developer
12 220 (2.55%) Financial Analyst
13 218 (2.53%) Data Analyst
14 204 (2.37%) Full Stack Developer
15 195 (2.26%) Software Engineer
16 193 (2.24%) JavaScript Developer
17 184 (2.13%) Python Developer
18 177 (2.05%) DevOps Engineer
19 171 (1.98%) Data Architect
19 171 (1.98%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 635 (7.37%) React
2 628 (7.28%) Web Services
3 508 (5.89%) .NET
4 417 (4.84%) Node.js
5 395 (4.58%) Spring
6 296 (3.43%) AngularJS
7 282 (3.27%) REST
8 252 (2.92%) HTML
9 246 (2.85%) Kafka
10 227 (2.63%) Spring Boot
11 191 (2.22%) CSS
12 179 (2.08%) RESTful
13 155 (1.80%) JSON
14 151 (1.75%) XML
15 148 (1.72%) .NET Core
16 134 (1.55%) Middleware
17 110 (1.28%) HTML5
18 89 (1.03%) ASP.NET
19 88 (1.02%) React Native
20 85 (0.99%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 345 (4.00%) User Experience
2 308 (3.57%) Derivative
3 262 (3.04%) Fixed Income
4 261 (3.03%) Equities
5 252 (2.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 217 (2.52%) Hedge funds
7 214 (2.48%) Management Information System
8 177 (2.05%) Data Centre
9 156 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
10 147 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
11 141 (1.64%) Data Structures
12 130 (1.51%) Mobile App
13 117 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
14 111 (1.29%) Virtual Team
15 108 (1.25%) Market Risk
16 107 (1.24%) Algorithms
17 106 (1.23%) Public Cloud
18 104 (1.21%) Credit Risk
19 93 (1.08%) Cloud Native
20 78 (0.90%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 484 (5.61%) Windows
2 475 (5.51%) Linux
3 228 (2.64%) Unix
4 114 (1.32%) Windows Server
5 104 (1.21%) Windows 10
6 98 (1.14%) Android
7 74 (0.86%) Apple iOS
8 67 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 39 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 34 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
11 29 (0.34%) Windows 7
12 28 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
14 16 (0.19%) Mac OS X
15 15 (0.17%) Solaris
16 14 (0.16%) AIX
17 13 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
18 10 (0.12%) Mac OS
19 9 (0.10%) zOS
20 8 (0.093%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,477 (28.73%) Agile Software Development
2 879 (10.20%) Project Management
3 846 (9.81%) DevOps
4 838 (9.72%) Change Management
5 835 (9.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 818 (9.49%) Business Intelligence
7 782 (9.07%) Migration
8 777 (9.01%) Software Engineering
9 760 (8.82%) Analytics
10 655 (7.60%) Asset Management
11 641 (7.44%) Problem-Solving
12 573 (6.65%) Programme Management
13 567 (6.58%) Microservices
14 559 (6.48%) Scrum
15 502 (5.82%) Investment Management
16 499 (5.79%) Project Delivery
17 491 (5.70%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 436 (5.06%) Test Automation
19 410 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
20 397 (4.61%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1,267 (14.70%) SQL
2 1,160 (13.46%) Java
3 1,119 (12.98%) Python
4 940 (10.90%) JavaScript
5 423 (4.91%) C#
6 348 (4.04%) TypeScript
7 245 (2.84%) PowerShell
8 234 (2.71%) Scala
9 213 (2.47%) Kotlin
10 205 (2.38%) Java 8
11 195 (2.26%) C++
12 114 (1.32%) T-SQL
13 112 (1.30%) PL/SQL
14 97 (1.13%) R
15 91 (1.06%) Bash Shell
16 79 (0.92%) Shell Script
17 78 (0.90%) C
18 74 (0.86%) VBA
19 69 (0.80%) Perl
20 58 (0.67%) Go
Qualifications
1 612 (7.10%) Degree
2 412 (4.78%) Security Cleared
3 299 (3.47%) SC Cleared
4 125 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 103 (1.19%) CISSP
6 87 (1.01%) PMP
7 76 (0.88%) DV Cleared
8 74 (0.86%) PMI Certification
9 67 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
9 67 (0.78%) PhD
10 65 (0.75%) CISM
11 42 (0.49%) ACCA
12 41 (0.48%) CCNP
13 40 (0.46%) Master's Degree
14 37 (0.43%) CIMA
15 32 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
16 29 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 28 (0.32%) ISEB
18 27 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
19 26 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 286 (3.32%) QA
2 206 (2.39%) PMO
3 172 (2.00%) Data Quality
4 113 (1.31%) SLA
5 112 (1.30%) GDPR
6 84 (0.97%) NIST
7 67 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 61 (0.71%) IFRS
9 47 (0.55%) PCI DSS
10 40 (0.46%) MiFID
11 36 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 32 (0.37%) COBIT
13 29 (0.34%) GRC
14 23 (0.27%) ISO 20022
15 18 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 16 (0.19%) NIST 800
17 15 (0.17%) IFRS 9
18 14 (0.16%) PSD2
19 13 (0.15%) COREP
20 12 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 621 (7.20%) Docker
2 263 (3.05%) Active Directory
3 120 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 61 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
5 37 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
6 34 (0.39%) vSphere
7 29 (0.34%) HDFS
8 21 (0.24%) Hyper-V
9 17 (0.20%) Platform Symphony
10 16 (0.19%) XenApp
11 12 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
11 12 (0.14%) VMware NSX
12 11 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (0.10%) GridGain
13 9 (0.10%) NFS
14 8 (0.093%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 8 (0.093%) Oracle RAC
14 8 (0.093%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 8 (0.093%) XenDesktop
15 7 (0.081%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 674 (7.82%) Kubernetes
2 531 (6.16%) Terraform
3 251 (2.91%) Ansible
4 95 (1.10%) Puppet
5 69 (0.80%) SCCM
6 61 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
7 57 (0.66%) Prometheus
8 52 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
9 48 (0.56%) Istio
10 47 (0.55%) Grafana
11 37 (0.43%) Kibana
11 37 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
12 31 (0.36%) vRealize
13 27 (0.31%) logstash
14 26 (0.30%) Rancher
15 25 (0.29%) Consul
16 22 (0.26%) Fluentd
17 20 (0.23%) Control-M
18 18 (0.21%) Packer
19 15 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 814 (9.44%) Microsoft
2 764 (8.86%) SAP
3 740 (8.58%) Oracle
4 215 (2.49%) VMware
5 212 (2.46%) Google
6 177 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
7 146 (1.69%) Cisco
8 117 (1.36%) Splunk
9 98 (1.14%) IBM
10 86 (1.00%) Citrix
11 78 (0.90%) Databricks
12 74 (0.86%) Red Hat
13 72 (0.84%) ServiceNow
14 65 (0.75%) Atlassian
15 64 (0.74%) Bloomberg
15 64 (0.74%) CheckPoint
16 62 (0.72%) Workday
17 57 (0.66%) Informatica
18 56 (0.65%) Remedy
18 56 (0.65%) Sparx